ESMEF Annual Events

The ESM Education Foundation Golf tournament is held the second Sunday in September at the Links at Erie Village in East Syracuse. This tournament draws some serious, and some not so serious, golfers throughout the ESM community and beyond. Many of the golfers are district employees, community business partners and, of course, parents of ESM Students.

Chaired by the Ed Foundation Treasurer, Pat Federico, the golf tournament is the Foundations most profitable fund raiser.

Contact Pat Federico to sign up or to sponsor the event at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (315) 413-9260. Or download and submit this form to play or this form to sponsor the tournament. If you'd like to make sponsorship or tournament payments, click here.

The Foundation's Annual Golf Tournament will be on Sunday, 9/8/19 at 10:00 am (new earlier time!). Below are the forms to sign up for the event, and for sponsors. Feel free to pass these forms on to anyone whom you think might be interested in attending or sponsoring. The Golf tournament is always a great time and raises funds that go right back to ESM in the form of grants.


Download/View ESMEF 2019 Golf Registration Form

Download/View ESMEF 2019 Golf Sponsorship Form

2016 Spooktacular: Saturday October 29, 2016 ❗️ CANCELLED❗️    12:00 -3:00 at ESM HS


Each October the Education Foundation hosts a family friendly "Spooktacular" held in the High School Gymnasiums and sponsored by DECA.  One gym is transformed in to a haunted house designed and organized by the Spartan Stage drama students. Depending on the age of the kids entering the Haunted House there are different "levels of scariness"  through which they are guided. 

In the other gym, a variety of games and activities for kids and their parents are designed and run by ESM High School students and teachers. Several costume contest's are held during the afternoon and kids can "trick or treat" throughout the day as well!  

The Spooktacular is a great community event brining parents and kids together in a safe environment for Halloween. Contact ESMEF for details.

Annual Dinner Dance: Saturday February 29, 2020   7:00 pm at The Links at Erie Village

Dear Community Member:

The East Syracuse Minoa Education Foundation (ESMEF) will be holding its 2020 Dinner Dance Saturday February 29, 2020 at Traditions at The Links in East Syracuse.

**Ticket sales have closed. Single tickets may be available, please contact Kitty Houghtaling at 315-436-1965 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.**


All proceeds from the Annual Dinner will benefit the East Syracuse Minoa Education Foundation ( This not- for-profit Foundation exists to enhance and support the educational experience for ESM students. This group of volunteers raises funds for ESM School programs that are not otherwise funded by tax dollars or state or local funds. To date, the foundation has funded over $234,000 in grants that are being used for a number of exciting and innovative programs.
Here are some examples of recent grants that have been awarded:

  • EVO Classroom Kit
  • March Madness at Pine Grove
  • Music and Movement in Pre K
  • Yoga For Life
  • STEM in the Art Room
  • Not Board: board games to increase student engagement
  • Going Green Screen
  • Bringing Field Hockey to Woodland
  • Raku Kiln Reboot
  • Sweethearts and Heroes Presentations

In addition to grants funded, the Education Foundation sponsored a district wide Literacy Festival at Pine Grove. This November 2019 event, featuring author Daniel Jude miller, was a huge success!

We are asking for your support by being an Event Sponsor, by donating raffle items or by simply making a monetary donation in support of the Education Foundation.
Gold Event Sponsor – $ 1000.00 Includes 4 tickets to the Dinner Dance. A full page ad in the event program.

Silver Event Sponsor - $ 500.00 Includes 2 tickets to the Dinner Dance. A half page ad in the event program.
If you have any questions or are interested in supporting the Dinner Dance Fundraiser please contact Kitty Houghtaling at 315-436-1965 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Donations can also be made online at




 Chicken Barbeque! On School Budget Vote night, pre-order a to-go chicken dinnerby clicking on the image below:

Chicken BBq